Short, funny quotes about life include, "Always remember you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else" and the famous quote from the film "Forrest Gump," "Life is life a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." Some quotes offer advice, such as Oscar Wilde's "Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back," while others turn clichés into funnier expressions, such as Steve Martin's "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

The uniqueness quote, attributed to Margaret Mead, stems from observations about the human experience acquired through her career as a cultural anthropologist. As Forrest Gump discusses a box of chocolates, he refers to the variety of his life experiences, from serving in the military during wartime to becoming a single parent. While the humor behind Wilde's money retort is sourced from an author known for his sharp wit, many quotes like his focus on a specific aspect of life, such as parenting, marriage, education or money.

Several famous people are known for their quips about life, including Phyllis Diller, Mark Twain, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers and Erma Bombeck. Comedians such as George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams are especially well-known for their comedic perspectives on life.